B.S. in Agricultural Communication
The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication combines knowledge and skills from agriculture and communication studies to prepare students to advocate and communicate for farmers, ranchers, and professionals from all aspects of the agricultural industry. Students build a solid foundation in all areas of agriculture from animal science and plant science to agribusiness and agricultural mechanics combined with the verbal, written and technical skills to be successful in their chosen career.
Students work with our award-winning faculty using state-of-the-art equipment to complete courses in writing, editing, photography, graphic design, publication, public relations and event planning, broadcasting, and digital media creation. Our degree successfully blends agriculture and communication studies to prepare students for unlimited possibilities. All students complete a 10-week capstone internship experience during their final semester providing them with hands-on, real-world experience to prepare them for success upon graduation.
- Applied Learning: Experiential learning achieved through innovative projects
- Hands-On: Apply skills learned in classes in real world situations
- Industry-Driven: Attend national industry conferences and visit industry partners
- Involved: Participate in Agricultural Advocacy events and other opportunities for growth and development
Discover Your Potential
The Agricultural Communication program provides you with the opportunity to participate in real-world, hands-on activities and events across all aspects of the agricultural industry. Students will also develop skills through Applied Learning Experiences aligned with courses in the curriculum.
Choose Your Path
As an Agricultural Communication student, you have the opportunity to tailor the program to meet your needs. From print media and publication development to social media and video production, students have the flexibility to take courses aligned to their specific interest area while also gaining valuable experience and knowledge about the diverse areas of the agriculture industry.
120 credit hours (4 years)
Exploring Career Opportunities in Agricultural Communication
Agricultural Communication students will gain the skills necessary for success in various areas of the ag communication industry, including:
- Agricultural Publications
- Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies
- Public Relations/Marketing
- Video Production
- Web Development
Facilities and Features
The WhisperRoom is a portable sound isolation booth used for broadcasting, video editing, voice-over recordings, and podcasting. It is equipped with a video/audio workspace that includes dual computer monitors, a broadcast microphone, studio reference speakers, and a radio mixing console. This new addition is used in many Agricultural Communication classes!
The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) is an organization dedicated to student development within the field of agricultural communication through professional growth opportunities and educational program. The mission of ACT is to build relationships among agricultural communication professionals and college students and faculty, to provide professional and academic development for members and to promote agriculture through communications efforts.
Career Services offers many resources:
- HandShake job source
- Resume Clinic
- Mock Interviews
- MyPlan Career Explorer
- Job Fairs
- Job Shadow
- Career Coaching
- Etiquette Dinners
|ACOM||1110||Intro to Ag Communication|
|ACOM||3314||Writing and Editing for Ag|
|ACOM||4350||Ag Video Production|
For more information on courses, refer to the Agricultural Communication page in the Academic Catalog.
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